Anna Uncorked

Anna Publisher, Anna Uncorked – Living life to the fullest… one glass at a time In late August, I grabbed a bottle of our stand by Dominio de Eguren Protocolo `08 $7.99 ***(*) and by day three with the Wine Shield, it was still great and I declared the Wine Shield a success. It really is such simple technology, a food grade barrier that floats on top of the wine and protects it from oxygen and oxidation. I wanted to REALLY put it to the test, so last week I grabbed a bottle of another standby Almez Garnacha and started trying to see what the outer limits of the Wine...

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Brix Chicks – So many wines…… So little time…..

Xandria, Publisher, Brixchicks.com What do you do when you open a good bottle of red and just cannot finish it? You want to preserve it of course, and now there is a new, inexpensive way to do it. The kind people at wine Shield recently sent me a sample and I, being a single drinker, wanted to give it a try. The wine shield is an actual food-grade plastic disc that you insert in the bottle that covers the surface of the wine. They claim it will reduce oxidation for up to 5 days and it can be used on red, white and rose wines. Here are the results of my experiment: I decided to use a...

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Luscious Lushes – A Wine Blog

Winebratsf Publisher, Luscious Lushes – a wine blog If you’re like me, it is a rare day when we have leftover wine. Actually, that’s not entirely true – I often have leftover wine. Until the next day! If you’re not like me however, and you need to preserve your wine for a day or more, and protect it from the elements, you might need a way to keep those flavors in tact as you work your way through the bottle. I recently had the chance to try a new wine preservation system, The Wine Shield. This oddly strange looking device literally covers the wine in the bottle,...

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The Wine Shield Trials – Frank Morgan

Frank Morgan Publisher, Drinkwhatyoulike.com Like most wine bloggers, I regularly receive offers of wine samples, books, wine trinkets, stemware, different accessories like wine stain removers, aerators, and even a tchotcke that supposedly ages wine in just a few minutes (only imparted a metallic taste for me). As a natural skeptic I tend to view all wine trinkets and accessories with a jaundiced eye. Recently a company called Wine Preserva, an Australian firm, contacted me about trying their wine preservation product, the wine shield — a thin plastic disc that, when inserted into...

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The Good Wine Guru – Wine Reviews and Advice

George, The Good Wine Guru The first time I tried them out was a few weeks ago when my wife was out of town. I opened a bottle, and wanting to be able to tell her I was responsible and didn’t drink the entire thing by myself in one sitting, I pulled out one of the Wine Shields and proceeded to insert it into the bottle after pouring myself a glass. The second time I tried this was last night with a bottle of wine, and I can say that I got the Wine Shield in much better this time, so clearly the learning curve on these things is short, and I think if I used one every night I would...

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Cellarblog Review

Kristen (VA Wine Woogie), Cellarblog.org After 4 days, I got the 2 bottles and Platypreserve out and poured a glass from each. The wine from the corked bottle with no WineShield was slightly darker than the other two, and had a more oaky nose to it. Upon tasting, it was clear that the oxygen had affected it slightly, but it was still drinkable. I then tried the glass from the Platypreserve and determined that it would be a great product for going camping if you’re going to drink the wine within a day or two, but it definitely did not keep the wine fresh for 4 days. The wine...

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WINELINES ONLINE

Glen Frederiksen International Wine Competition judge and organizer Wine Lines Online is an extension of the syndicated Wine Lines column, written by Bob Johnson and featuring an array of wine reviews by Johnson and Glen Frederiksen. Well, in my house (especially during a party), the bottle will be a Dead Soldier in 15 minutes or less…But that is not the topic at hand. The question is: Once a bottle of wine is opened, how long can you keep it re-corked and in the fridge and still enjoy the vino therein? Wine has several enemies (other than bad winemakers). Oxygen. Light. Time....

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NOSNOB.COM

Publisher, Nosnob.com This blog is the result of a couple of guys who love wine and work in technology. Nosnob.com has been created for everyone who likes or has even the slightest interest in wine. Unlike traditional wine sites, nosnob.com will only review bottles of wine which cost less than $20.00. We feel that wine should be enjoyed by everybody, and we know from experience that the price tag doesn’t always equal enjoyment. We’re frequently asked: “What’s the best way to save half a bottle of wine?” Using a special gas that wine bars use is obviously out of the...

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